Laryngitis is when your larynx is swollen and inflamed from overuse, irritation or infection. This swelling and inflammation causes distortion of the sounds produced by air passing over them. As a result, the voice sounds hoarse or even undetectable. Many conditions can cause the inflammation that results in laryngitis such as viral infections, environmental factors, […]

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National Physical Therapy Month


October marks National Physical Therapy month, which draws awareness to the ever important field of physical therapy. Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise rather than by drugs or surgery. In the United States every year, about 500,000 people undergo surgery for […]

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Kidney Stones


Kidney stones are mineral deposits that form in the kidneys and vary in size, with some being as small as a grain of sand, and others being as large as a pebble. They usually originate in the kidneys; however, they can develop anywhere along the urinary tract, which consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and […]

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Kidney Infection


A kidney infection, also known as pyelonephritis, is when bacteria or viruses cause problems in one or both of the kidneys. It is a type of urinary tract infection (UTI). They can be sudden or chronic, are often painful, and can be life-threatening if not treated promptly. Symptoms of kidney infection usually appear two days […]

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Hyperhidrosis is a condition when there is abnormally excessive sweating that is not related to heat or exercise . For many people, excessive sweating is simply caused by sweat glands that are slightly overactive. However, overactive sweat glands are just one of the underlying causes. Some other causes of hyperhidrosis are diabetes; pregnancy; cancer; heart […]

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Huntington’s Disease


Huntington’s disease is a hereditary condition where your brain’s nerve cells gradually break down, which affects your physical movements, emotions, and cognitive abilities. The symptoms can develop at any time but often first appear when people are in their 30s or 40s. There is no cure, but there are ways to cope with this disease […]

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Cancer is a disease to take very seriously. Cancer is a result of uncontrolled growth and division of abnormal cells. There are many different types of cancers each of which are unfortunate if caught. There are many side effects that come along with this disease such as fatigue, loss of appetite resulting in weight loss, […]

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Hepatitis ABC


Viral hepatitis, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, are a group of distinct diseases that affect the liver. It can have many causes, including viruses, alcohol, recreational drugs, and prescription medications. Sometimes there are no symptoms of hepatitis in the first weeks after infection, which is the acute phase. But when they happen, […]

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Genital Herpes


Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection that can cause blisters and skin ulcers in the genital and anal area. There are two types of herpes simplex virus, HSV-1 and HSV-2. HSV-2 is the more common cause of genital herpes while HSV-1 more commonly causes sores on the face and mouth. There’s no cure for […]

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Fibroids are abnormal, non-cancerous growths that develop in or on a woman’s uterus. These benign tumors of smooth muscle can vary from the size of a bean to being as large as a melon. Fibroids are also known by the following names: leiomyomas, myomas, uterine myomas, and fibromas. It’s unclear why fibroids develop, but several […]

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